• NYCPA Semesters:  

        - FALL: September - January 

        - SPRING: February - June

        - SUMMER: July - August

  • Enrollments are on a semester-semester basis and may only be withdrawn between semesters. 

  • Semester payments can be prorated depending on the student starting date.

  • There is no transfer of any portion of tuition from one month to another or semester to semester.  

  • Extra lessons or extended lessons can be requested at any time and would be confirmed based on teachers's availability. 

 

  • A $50.00 yearly registration fee will be charged to all students upon initial enrollment, as well as each following Fall semester. 

  • Agreed schedules are made by semesters. 

  • Tuition is accounted for the breaks shown on the NYCPA calendars of each semester.

  • Participation in NYCPA Activities such as concerts, recitals, competitions and other events is strongly encouraged but not required.  Extra fees will be applied. 

SEMESTER PAYMENTS

  • For semester payments, tuition is due in full upon enrollment and is non-refundable. 

  • The tuition is pro-rated based on start date.

 

  • Agreed schedules are made by semesters and may only be withdrawn from between semesters. 

 

  • The number of make-up lessons will be limited to 1 per semester

MONTHLY PAYMENTS

  • The tuition is pro-rated based on start date.

  • For monthly payments, students are required to attend at least one lesson per week (4-5 lessons per month).

  • Payments are due on the 5th of each month. Payments made after the 5th will incur a $25 late fee which will automatically be applied to the following month’s invoice. 

  • Those who continuously miss their payments will be asked to pay the remaining semester fee in full.

  • In case of cancellation with more than 24 hours notice, a make-up lesson will be scheduled  within the semester at a time that is mutually convenient for teacher and student. 

 

  • The number of make-up lessons will be limited to 1 per semester. Students are required to provide a 30 day advanced notice for withdrawing piano lessons, including any long break. If a time slot is empty for more than 2 weeks in a row, it will be released and offered to other students. The 30 day notice must be provided in writing via email.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Students are assigned a regular weekly time and expected to attend all planned lessons. 

  • Any absence without 24 hours prior notice would be charged at the regular rate. 

  • In case of cancellation with more than 24 hours notice, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.

  • The number of make-up lessons will be limited to 1 per semester. 

  • If a time slot is empty for more than 2 weeks in a row without any prior notice to the Academy, it will be released and offered to other students but the tuition would still be due. 

  • NYCPA reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher when regular instructor is unavailable. We try to keep those situations to a minimum.

  • In case a lesson is cancelled due to teacher absence or academy closure, a credit or a make-up lesson will be provided. A refund of the lesson must be requested in writing.

 

  • If a student cancels the lesson and needs to reschedule it, their regular teacher is subject to availability and to always guaranteed. 

  • Request for change of teacher must be approved by the director of the academy. The request must be submitted via email.

POLICY (ALL PROGRAMS)

NEW YORK CITY PIANO ACADEMY

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